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the public councils; to lower the tone of
National representation, blunt public con
science; create false standards in the popular
mind; to lamiliarize it with reliance upon
state aid and guardianship in private affairs;
divorce ethics from politics and place politics
upon the low level of a mercenary scramble
than any other single cause.
Step by step, and largely owing to the con
fusion of civic strife, it has succeeded in ob
taining control of the sovereign power of taxa
tion, never hesitating at any alliance or to
resort to any combination that promised to
assist its purpose of perverting the public tax
ation from its only true jurisdiction and func
tion of creating revenue for the support of the
whole people into an engine for a selfish pri
vate profit of a crowd of beneficiaries and com
binations called trusts. Under its dictation
individual enterprise and independence have
been oppressed and the energy of discovery and
invention debilitated and discouraged.
It has unhesitatingly allied itself with every
policy which tended to "ommercial isolation,
dangerously depleted the treasury ana sapped
the popular conscience by schemes of corrupt
ing favor and largesse to special classes whose
support was thereby attracted. Thus it has
done much to throw legislation into the po
litical market, where jobbers and choppers
took the place of statesmen.
It was incorrect to speak of protection as a
National policy, for that it could never be, be
cause it never eouid be other than the foster
ing of special interests at the expense of the
rest, and thus overthrow the great principle of
equality before the law and that resultant
Feii'-e of justice and equity in the adminislra
tion of sovereign powers which was the sense
of domestic tranquillity and human content
ment. The enfeeblement of individual ener-
Kii-v and the impairment of many self-reliances
were necessarily involved, and the belief in
mysterious power of the state and a reliance
upon them took the place of individual exer
tion, fostered the growth of state socialism,
and personal liberty ceased to be the great end
o; the (iovernment, and
Whkf.eas, Such reflection on the people of
the United States in a foreign country and be
fore a foreign audience is manifestly in serious
disregard of the proprieties and obligations
which should be observed by an official repre
sentative of the United States abroad and cal
culated to injure our National reputation; be it
Jiesoived, By the House of Representatives,
that the Committee on Foreign Affairs be di
rected to ascertaia whether such statements
have been directly made, and if so to report to
the House such action by impeachment or oth
erwise as shall be proper in the premises. For
the purpose of inquiry the committee is au
thorized to send for persons and papers.
Crisp (D.) of Georgia made a point of or
der agp.inst the resolution that it did not
present a question of privilege.
Speaker Heed overruled the point of or
der, and Barrett explained his resolution
and severely arraigned Mr. Bayard for his
criticism of the system of protection.
Crisp defended Bayard and reviewed the
history of the McKinley and Wilson tariff
bills, upholding the latter and condemn
ing the former. He did not think tho
gentleman from Massachusetts was serious
in his proposition, but thought that he
simply wished to air his views on protec
tion. Regarding the speech of Bayard he
had no doubt it was a clear and able argu
ment against the doctrine of protection
and he acquitted him of any charge of im
propriety. If they (the Republicans)
wanted to impeach Bayard they must also
impeach a majority of the American peo
ple. [Democratic applause.]
McCali (R.) of Massachusetts thought
this country was the olace for Bayard to
ventilate his views on such subjects.
Dingley (R.) of Maine thought that
Cri.^n had entirely avoided the question
at issue and had endeavored to befog it
by bringing up the question of protection
and the merits of the McKinley bill or the
"Wilson bill. He asked Crisp if he would
approve the lauguage of Bayard if he to
morrow should attack in public the advo
cates of free silver and denounce them in
unmeasured terms as being destructive of
the business interests 01 the country.
Dingley also asked that gentleman whether
he believed that an Embassador of all the
people of the United States had the right
to go on a foreign platform and denounce
a half or more of the people of the United
"Well," Crisp began to answer in a hesi
tating way, "I — " [A pause rilled with
laughter from the Republicans.] "I,"
resumed, "I am not a diplomatist
and don't know anything about inter
national law, but it seems to me that any
citizen of the United States, no matter in
what capacity, has the right to give his
honest conviction on any economic ques
tion." [Applause on the Democratic side.]
Dingley — Has an Embassador of the
whole people of the United States that
right on a foreign platform?
Crisi> — He should always speak the
Dihgley— l must say that lam surprised
that the gentleman from Georgia would
approve the conduct of a United States
Embassador going on a public platform in
London and making such a speech. If a
former Minister had gone on a platform
there and denounced the people who favor
the free coinage of silver at the ratio of
sixteen to one, the indignation of the gen
tleman from Georgia, I am sure, would
have been at once aroused and he would
have seen the impropriety of such con
Crisp— l ask the gentleman from Maine
whether he believes that the language
cited in the resolution furnished good
ground for the impeachment of Bayard.
Dingley — I am not arguing tbat ques
tion. [Derisive laughter from the Demo
cratic side.] But I may say that, in my
personal judgment of this matter, it is a
case in which, perhaps, impeachment may
tot be the proper remedy. But this House,
representing the American people, should
condemn the action on the part of its Em
bassador to England. [Republican ap
Cummings (D.) of New York said he
could not say whether the resolution had
been offered under false pretenses or not,
but he congratulated himself on knowing
that it was based on the newspaper report
of a speech ; that it was brought before the
House by the editor of a newspaper, was
backed by the editor of another news
paper printed in Boston, and that it was
backed up a second time by the editor of
the Lewiston Journal. It therefore seemed
manifestly fitting that a newspaper writer
on the Democratic side of the House
(meaning himself) ought to have some
thing to say on the subject. He congratu
lated the correspondents in the gallery tnat
the press was at last speaking for itself
on the floor of the House. [Laughter.]
He had no particular liking for the United
States Embassador to England. He had
not forgotten that Bayard had not done
what he should have done toward the re
lease of Irish prisoners, citizens of the
United States who were unjustly incarcer
ated in English prisons. He had not for
gotten that Bayard was a welcome guest in
the house of the English aristocracy, and
was but rarely invited to a Liberal ban
quet, but at the same time he should be
treated with justice by even the Republi
can members of the House. What had
been read from Bayard's remarks resem
bled very much what had been read from
executive documents, and Bayard had
only been reiterating that which the Presi
dent of the United States had repeatedly
declared in his messages and in his letters
to Congress. If the United States Erabas
sador at London ought to be impeached
for expressing such sentiments, then the
President of the United States ought to be
impeached. If the resolution was not
offered under false pretenses, why did not
the gentleman from Massachusetts bring
in a resolution impeaching the President?
"Go to the fountainhead, gentlemen,"
Cummings exclaimed. "You have . been
taking it here for nearly eight years from
the President and not a whisper have we
heard of impeachment. But the instant
that a United States Embassador in a for
eign country repeats the same sentiments
there is a hue and cry for impeachment.
There is nothing in it, gentlemen. It is
only opening the tariff debate a 4 the pres
ent session of Congress."
McCreary (D.) of Kentucky, the chair
man of the last Committee on Foreign
Affairs, said that when Congress assembled
it was confronted with grave responsibili
ties and the people had tfoped that there
would be legislation to ameliorate existing
difficulties, but now, even when the com
mittees had not been completed, the
first step taken by the Republicans
was to bring in a resolution for the im
peachment of an American Embassador
simply in order that a few gentlemen
might air their rhetoric and present to the
country their views on the protective
tariff. The resolution is a miserable ex
cuse for a debate on a subject which Rep
resentatives seem to be afraid to brine up
in the regular style. Bayard has spoken
nothing but the simple truth, and there is
nothing in what he said that will justify
Barrett called on Hitt (R.) of Illinois,
formerly identified with the State Depart
ment, to bey what the instructions to
diplomatic and consular officers were.
Hitt stated substantially that diplomatic
officers abroad were especially cautioned
to use the greatest reserve in all their pub
lic utterances; not to allude in their public
speeches to any dispute between the
United States and any other Government,
and, better still, to avoid public speeches
whenever that could be done.
Cannon (R.) of Illinois thought that the
resolution should be referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs. He doubted
that Bayard ought to be impeached — as a
matter of policy. If Bayard made the re
marks attributed to him and if the Presi
dent of the United States did not recall
him promptly, it was the duty of the
American House of Representatives, in an
orderly manner, to express its disap-
proval of such action by word 3 of censure.
Johnson (R.) of Indiana commented sar
castically on Cummings challenging the
veracity of his chosen profession. The
moment, he added, that an American
Minister placed his feet on a trans-At
lantic steamer he should see things with
an American eye and should stand as the
representative of the great overwhelming
sentiment of the American people. For
an Embassador to open his mouth in dis
paragement of the institutions of his
country was a gross impropriety; not only
a breach of official etiquette, but a wrong
vhich would call upon him the condemna
tion of his whole country.
Grow (R.) of Pennsylvania recalled the
incident when, during the Civil War, an
English gentleman, talking with Charles
Francis Adams, the American Minister to
London, made a remark as to the Confed
erates righting well, to which Adams made
the felicitous reply, "They are my coun
Barrett closed the debate in a speech in
which he declared it to be his purpose to
secure if possible "the recall of the man
who has put himself on record in a way to
humiliate and disgrace the proudest peo-
pie in the world." [Applause.] He criti
cized the President for being absent when
an important communication was re
ceived from the British Government on
the subject of Venezuela. That commun
ication, he said, was now lying on some
table— he knew not where — waiting until
the season of duck-shooting on the North
Carolina coast was over.
On motion of Cannon (R.) of Illinois the
words "by impeachment or otherwise"
were struck out of the resolution.
Crisp's motion to refer the resolution to
the Committee on Judiciary was rejected
— ayes 80, noes 206.
Crisp asked a vote by ayes and noes and
it was taken, resulting — ayes 90, noes 207.
The question recurred to the following
amendment to the resolution proposed by
Barrett and it was adopted :
And whereas, in a public speech delivered at
Boston, England, on the 2d day of August,
1895, the said Bayard is reported by the press
of this country to have said, "The President
stands in the midst of a strong, self-confident
and oftentime violent people — men who desire
to have their own way and who need to have
that way frequently obstructed; and I tell you
plainly that it talces a real man to govern the
people of the United States."
Cannon's amendment to strike out the
words "by impeachment or otherwise" was
agreed to, and the resolution as thus
amended was adopted without a division.
A number of Democrats were observed to
vote aye and but few noes were heard.
The Speaker stated that by consent the
preamble to the resolution would be con
sidered witndrawn.
At 3:35 o'clock the House adjourned
until Thursday.
Secretary Carlisle Denounced for
Violating the Eight-Hour
President Cleveland Requested to Pre
fer Charges Against the Head of the
Treasury Department.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 10.-The sec
ond day's session of of the American Fed
eration of Labor began at 9:30 oclock this
morning. President John Mcßride pre
Mrs. Eva McDonald-Valosh of Minne
apolis addressed the meeting. Numerous
notices of resolutions were read and re
ferred to the committees.
The session was enlivened soon after the
proceedings began by the introduction of
a resolution, which was adopted, denounc
ing Secretary Carlisle for alleged viola
tions of the eight-hour law in the Treas
ury Department and requesting President
Cleveland to prefer charges against him.
A number of resolutions were handed in
at the afternoon session, among them
being one offered by F. A. Kennedy of
Omaha, viz. :
Revolved, That we favor the immediate free
and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of
16 to 1, without the aid or consent of any
other nation on earth.
A resolution having for its object the
indorsement by the Federation of the
effort of the International Union of Horse
shoers to secure a nine-hour workday was
To Promote Church Schools.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 10.-At the
call of the Rev. Dr. Charles F. Hoffman,
rector of All Angels Parish, about fifty of
the Protestant Episcopal clerpy and edu
cators met at Dr. Hoffman's residence, in
West Seventy -second street, yesterday and
formed an organization whose object is in
dicated by its name— "The association for
promoting church schools, colleges and
seminaries in the United States." Dr.
Hoffman was elected president. The asso
ciation's work will be devoted to the "uni«
Jication and promotion of the interests of
the educational institutions of the church."
Senator Cullom Declares
That It Is Time to
Maintain It.
This Country Should Take a
Stronger Stand in Preventing
If Let Alone Great Britain Will Fnally
Dominate the Venezuelan
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— The
Senate was in session for nearly two hours
to-day, half of that time being occupied
by Cullorn (R.) of Illinois in a speech in
advocacy of the clearest assertion and
most strenuous maintenance of the Mon
roe doctrine. The resolution on which he
spoke was then referred to the Committee
on Foreign Relations.
Petitions and resolutions were presented
and referred: For the settlement by arbi
tration of controversies between railroad
companies and their employes; for pro
tection for the American wool-growing in
terests; for the prevention of "colored
lynchings" in the South; for the suspen
sion of the removal of "intruders" from
the-Cherokee Strip; for abolition of tribal
occupation of lands by Indians: and for
the suppression of cruelties upon and
massacre of Armenian subjects in Turkey.
A resolution of the Minnesota Legisla
ture in favor of the Olney arbitration bill
for the prompt settlement of all contro
versies between railroad companies and
their employes was presented by Nelson
(R.) of Minnesota and referred to the Ju
diciary Committee.
A memorial from the wool-growers of
the United States asking protective legisla-
tion for the sheep industry was presented
by Sherman (R.) of Ohio and referred to
the Committee on Finance.
Hoar (R.) of Massachusetts presented a
memorial of six clubs of colored men in
Massachusett9 for legislation to prevent
lynching of colored people in the South.
It was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Sherman (R.) of Ohio introduced (by re
quest) a bill to aid in regulating the cur :
rency and it was referred to the Finance
Committee. It provides for lone term 3
per cent bonds for the retirement of all de
mand notes of the United States.
Jones (D.) of Arkansas introduced a,
joint resolution authorizing the Secretary
of the Interior to suspend the removal of
"intruaers" from the Cherokee country
(not strip) until furtheraction of Congress.
After objection the joint resolution was
PJatt (R.)of Connecticut offered a reso
lution declaring that the United States is
no longer legally or morally obliged to
guarantee or permit Indian tribal govern
ment in the Indian Territory. It was laid
on the tabie.
Call (D.) of Florida offered an Armenian
resolution and it was laid on the table.
Cullom (R.) of Illinois then proceeded to
address the Senate on the Monroe doc
trine. The Government, he said, could not
afford to permit any uncertain or equivo
cal construction to be possible on so im
portant a subject. The Monroe doctrine is
the motto which should be indelibly en
graved upon the portals of the Depart
ment of State.
Instead ot remaining as an edict of the
executive, it should bear the definite ap
proval of Congress and become a fixed
permanent ordinance, giving notice to all
the world that the United States will not
view with favor the erection of any more
European colonies on these continents nor
any extension of -the European political
system upon this hemisphere, nor any
European interposition in the affairs of
the Spanish- American republics.
Cullom continued:
"In my judgment the time has come
when the Nation should put th c question
beyond cavil ; the time has come when the
Nation, by its Congress, should declare the
doctrine which has been so often declared
by its chief executive and other represen
tative men; the time has come when more
positive language should be used than the
old and oft-repeated declaration that ' this
Government cannot view with inaifference
attempts of European Governments to
colonize either in North, South or Central
"The Nation has dallied with diplomacy
long enough and without much effect.
Great Britain has been disregarding polite
requests, protests, arguments and sugges
tions that we cannot 'look with indiffer
ence' upon her policy to reach out farther
nntil she, if let alone, wilHinally dominate
Venezuela, The time has come for a
plain, positive declaration of the Monroe
doctrine by Congress, and then, if neces
sary, plain, Dositive enforcement of it
against all comers.
"What authority entitles European na
tions to such a colonial foothold on our
borders? They have planted their flags
on all the scattering lands and in nearly
every spot on earth where they could
monopolize trade or control the strategic
advances of location for their own interests.
"But it is our duty to be always ready to
meet any and all attempts they may make
to approach unpleasantly near the estab
lished danger line. Our policy is the
American policy, our doctrine is the pro
tection of American interests and our
motto is America for Americans."
The delivery of Cullom's speech occu
pied an hour and at its conclusion his
resolution heretofore offered and reported
was referred to the Committee on Foreign
Squire introduced a bill relating to the
personnel of the navy and made a few re
marks explanatory thereof.
At 1:50 on motion of Cockreli the Senate
adjourned until to-morrow.
Interesting Historical Pageant Held by
Seven Hundred Descendants.
KINGSTON, N. V., Dec. 10.— Nearly 700
descendants of those who were conspicu
ous in the early history of Ulster County
and the State are taking part in a histori
cal pageant being held this week at the
Kingston Opera-house. The first of the
series was given last night. The scenes to
be presented are the signing of the treaty
between Governor Stuyvesant and the
Indfens, the installation of the first magis
trates, the surrender of Wiltwvck to the
English, a wedding in 1676, the inaugura
tion of Governor Clinton, the burning of
Kingston by the British, General Wash
ingtoii's reception at Hurley and several
others. The entertainment is under the
auspices of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. The proceeds of the pageant
will be donated to the founding of a public
Doctors Fail to Arouse a Young Pennayl-
ratlin Ti'otnan.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Dec, 10.-Miss
Barton, a 20-year-old girl of Center More
land, Wyoming County, went to sleep at
9 o'clock on the evening of November 27
and she has remained asleep ever since. A
number of doctors have tried without suc
cess to arouse her. The girl sleeps as
sweetly and calmly to-day as when she
was first called on the morning of Novem
ber 28. The physicians say that except for
the attack of insomnia she is in the best
of health. Her pulse is below the normal,
but steady and strong. Her color remains
good, and she shows no sign of ill health.
The nourishment, taken twice a day, is
poured into her mouth a spoonful at a
time. It is brandy and milk, beef tea and
other liquid foods. She has become some
what thinner, and this is causing her par
ents considerable alarm, as they fear she
will waste away and die.
Rough on Jtata Put in Food by a Young
Xegro Girl-
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 10.— Mattie
Goatley. a colored girl only 12 years old,
tried to poison the family where she made
her home. This morning she put a big
dose of Rough on Rats in the coffee.
Elias Robinson, .Eddie Tcetus and Mrs.
Miranda Teetus, all colored, drank the
coffee, and were at once seized with vio
lent cramps and became extremely ill. .A
doctor was sent for, and he administered
the necessary remedies.
Robinson and Mrs. Teetus had taken but
little of the coffee before they had been
made siok, and they responded promptly
to treatment. Eddie Teetus had, how
ever, partaken very freely of the poisoned
drink, and his case was more serious
tli an the others. It was several hours be
fore the doctor pronounced him out of
Democrats Elect Their Candidate* for
Mayor in Boston.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 10.— Eleven muni
cipal elections occurred in various parts of
the State to-day. In nearly all instances
a heavy vote was casr.
In Boston a hot contest had been waged
between partisans of Josiah Quincy, the
Democratic nominee for Mayor, and
Edwin U. Curtis, the Republican incum
bent, and the result is that Boston again
falls Dack into the line of Democratic
cities by a plurality of about 4500 for
Quincy, against a plurality of 2557 for
Curtis in 1894.
The following towns voted no license:
Cambridge, Salem, Lynn, Medford, Bev
erly and Everett.
Herr • Richter Created ■ Quite a
Furor in the German
Afraid That America Will Retaliate
if the Bounty on Sugar Is
BERLIN*, Germany, Dec. 10.— Herr
Richter, Radical, made a violent attack on
the budget in the Reichstag to-day, and
was especially severe in his criticisms of
the deniands of the Government for colo
nial purposes and the frequency with
which expeditions for colonial aggrandize
ment, costing large sums of money, were
He then called attention to the new
sugar law, which, he said, meant 50,000,000
marks increased burden to the German na
tion. He felt convinced that the Govern
ment sugar measures were not directed
against America, and expressed his ap
proval of the statement made b/ Baron
Marschall yon Bieberstein, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, yesterday, concerning the
tariff situation between Germany and the
United States.
"But," he said, "if Germany should in
crease the bounty on sugar America may
increase the surtax. Therefore abolish
the bounty, avoid the surtax and give the
nation cheaper sugar.' 1
Enneccerus, National Liberal, who sits
for Oldenburg, demanded that care be
taken that the friendly relations with the
United States be maintained.
Kate field Had a Rough Experience
During the Voyage.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Dec. 2 (via Vic
toria, B. C, Dec. 10).— Miss Kate Field
had a severe experience in visiting the
leper settlement on the 30th, in company
with the Board of Health and guests. The
steamer Kinau landed them early, but
in the afternoon was unable to take them
on account of an unusual sea breaking in.
Tne sea continued the next morning. The
party crossed the island twelve miles, t he
steamer going around fifty miles to meet
them. Through anxiety at their prolonged
absence the steamer Mikahala was sent in
search of them. The two boats reached
Honolulu in company Sunday evening.
On Thanksgiving day the Government
released seven political prisoners, five na
tives and two whites— Walker and Rick
ard. Those remaining in prison are: Gu
lick, Seward, Bowler, Bob Wilcox, Bipi
kane and John Wise. Public sentiment
appears to favor an early release of all.
Thanksgiving morning witnessed the
largest and best-drilled military display
ever seen in Honolulu, over five hundred
volunteers parading.
President Creapo Outline* What He
Intends to Do.
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 10.— The Times
will to-morrow publish a dispatch from
Caracas saying that in an Interview Presi
dent Crespo declined to discuss the note
sent to the Venezuelan Government by
Lord Salisbury.
The President did say, however, that he
understood that the "demand made by
Great. Britain in connection with the ai
tack made upon the British police was dis
tinct from the boundary question.
The Venezuelan officer who was responsi
ble for the attack would be punished for
exceeding his duty, and the Englishmen
would be compensated. He could see no
reason that Great Britain should intervene
in a matter that concerned Venezuela and
British Guiana alone.
Extra Ouardahipt May Proettd to Con-
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Dec. 10.—
The Sultan faaa issued an irade permit
tin? the extra guardships demanded by
the powers to come to Constantinople and
thus after many delays and much dip
lomacy the vexatious question is, it is
hoped, finally settled.
Lord Dunraven Coming.
LONDON, Eno., Dec. 10.— Lord Dun*
raven will sail from Liverpool for New
York to-morrow on the Germanit.
The Bimetallic Conference.
PARIS, France, Deo. 10.— The bimetallic
conference opened here to-day, ex-Prime
Minister Loubet presiding.
Sale at Auction of the Vast
System of the Santa
Fe Road.
Edward King, Charles C. Beaman
and Victor Morawetz the
An Intervening Petition, However, Filed
on Behalf of the Minority
TOPEKA, Kans., Dec. 10. — Probably
1000 people were assembled in front of the
Topeka passenger station of the Atchison,
Topeka ana Santa Fe Railroad at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, when J. B. Johnson, special
master in chancery, appeared to sell at
auction the company's vast system of rail
roads, pursuant to the decree of the
United States Circuit Court of August 27
The notice of sale began with a state
ment of the incidents leading up to it and
the various decrees of the court and the
amount now due, $140,727,549 07.
Johnson then read in detail the proper
ties listed for sale, the total sum of 470 8-11
miles of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe property, extending from the Missouri
River at Atchison to the Colorado line,
and all the appurtenances thereto belong
ing necessary to operate it; shares of capi
tal stock of otner companies held by the
Santa Fe, bonds of other companies held
by it, in all covering every mile of railroad
or vestige of stock, bonds or other prop
erty held by the Santa Fe Company, the
whole making up the entire Santa Fe sys
tem of 9343 miles.
He then, still reading this notice of
sale, announced that no bid woula be en
tertained without a previous deposit as an
evidence of good faith of the bidder of
$100,000 in money or certified check, or a
quarter million dollars of the general
mortgage bonds of the company; that no
bid for less than $10,000,000 would be ac
cepted, and that after the sale the suc
cessful bidder would be required to deposit
subject to the order of the special master
half a million dollars in money or certified
check as part payment on the purchase
and as a pledge that the buyer would make
good his bid. Then followed other con
ditions of sale and confirmation of sale.
Then the special master quietly and
without any more flourish than if he were
about to sell a town lot to satisfy a "boom
mortgage" asked for the millionaires or
their representatives who stood before
him 10 make an offer. Johnson was not
equal to the task of reading the notice of
sale throughout. In twelve minutes his
voice failed and he turned the paper over
to W. H. Rossington, who read eight min
utes and then was relieved by another,
and so on until the reading was con
At 2:30 o'clock the reading of the notice
was concluded, and attorneys represent
ing the minority of the bondholders of the
St. Louis and San Francisco system and
of $503,000 of the Chicago. Santa Fe and
California bonds read a protest against
the sale of the property.
This done, Johnson said that in pursu
ance of the notice of sale jnst read he
offered the property to the highest bidder.
"What am I offered?" the auctioneer
"I offer $60,000,000," said Edward King
in a low voice.
"Do I hear any more bids?" cried John
"Once, twice— the last call. The prop
erty is sold to Edward King, Charles C.
Beaman and Victor Morawetz."
This ended the greatest auction sale ever
known, and the crowd dispersed to the
Federal building, where Judee Caldwell
held a session of court to confirm the sale.
An intervening petition was filed to-day
on behalf of the minority interest of the
St. Lonia and San Francisco system in
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe re
ceivership case, praying for an account
ing between the Santa Fe and the St.
Louis and San Francisco companies. In
the language of a Santa Fe official, "it is
the same old fight in a new form," and it
will n6t interfere with the proposed re
organization of the Santa Fe system. It
is filed now presumably before the , re
ceivers let go of the Santa Fe, so as to
save the litigants any fights which the
courts may later on decree that they
The articles of incorporation author
izing the reorganized company to do busi
ness have not been filed yet, and Aidace
F. Walker, who is to be chairman of the
executive committee of the new company,
says they will not be till Thursday fore
noon. The charter will be taken out
under the laws of the State of Kansas,
a special enactment relative to preferred
stock having been passed by the Legis
lature last winter^to meet the necessities
of the Santa Fe reorganization.
While official information is withheld, it
is stated upon the authority of a Santa Fe
man who is in a position to know, that the
old name of the company will be retained.
There will be a couple of changes, but
none that will affect the popular name
"Santa Fe," by which the system is
known in the West, or "Atchison," by
which it is known in the East. The pres
ent title is "Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe Railroad Company." The new title
will be "The Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe Railway Company." The word "The"
« First in Purity."
JOHN CAFFREY, 47 First St., San Francisco,
Representing CHARLES GRAEF & CO., N. V., for Mineral Waters.
is put in the new title because since the
original charter was granted the Legisla
ture has made an enactment requiring
that word to be a prefix in the titles of all
corporations. It is not given out either
officially or unofficially what amount the
capital stock will be fixed at.
Before the owners of the property couid
agree on the title of the new organization
there was a heated discussion. Some
wanted to drop any semblance of the old
name and accept something new, but this
was opposed for business reasons. They
could not afford to drop the word "Atchi
son," for by that name the company's
stocks and bonds were known in the mar
ket. To drop the words "Santa Fe" was
equally objectionable, as that had become
the company's trade-nf&rk the world over.
To drop ''Topeka" would have been offen
sive to the people of the Kansas capital
and might have caused political trouble
for the company, so it was decided to ac
cept George Peck's suggestion, and the
name. "The Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe Railway Company," was adopted.
[Continued from First Page.]
audience, which was entirely Republican,
was delighted.
Mr. Warner next announced that the
California delegation had come to pay
their respects. George A. Knight of San
Francisco was at once hurried to the front
and called upon for a few remarks. He
made a good-natured, jocular speech and
assured his St. Louis friends that it was
good policy to locate the convention in
Missouri. California, he said, was big
enough for an empire and fair enough for
an Eden.
"We have shared," said he, "in the bene
fits of protection. We have been protected
from your vices and incidentally from
your virtues."
Short speeches were also made by Mr.
Kerens of Missouri, Messrs. Osborne,
Rader and Freidrich of California; ex-
Senator Clayton of Arkansas, Senator
Elkins of- West Virginia and Congressmen
Jones and Bartholdt of Missouri, in the
order named.
In addition to the balloting for the loca
tion of the convention the committee also
transacted in executive session some un
finished and some new business, which is
herewith briefly summarized:
The first matter disposed of wa3 the
resolution of Mr. Payne to change the
basis of representation in the convention,
seconded by Mr. Hahn of Ohio. Mr.
Ewing, who held Mr. Payne's proxy, that
gentleman being now in Europe, stated
lhat he was authorized by his principal to
withdraw the proposition, and by unani
mous consent it was agreed that this
should be done.
On motion of Mr. Lamb of Virginia the
date of the National Convention was fixed
for Tuesday, June 16.
Then came the balloting for the location
of the convention, which was conducted
amid considerable excitement. The roll of
States and Territories was called and the
member from each announced his prefer-
Before the result of the final ballot was
announced Air. de Young of California
moved to make the selection of St. Louis
nnanimous. The motion was seconded by
Mr. Campbell of Illinois and Mr. Martin
of Pennsylvania and was of course
The usual committee empowered to
make all arrangements for the convention
was then appointed, consisting of the
executive committee and the following
additional members: Evans of Minnesota,
Lamb of Virginia, Brayton of South Caro
lina, Clayton of Arkansas, Scott of West
Virginia, Huston of Indiana, Long of
Florida and Leland of Kansas.
Several matters in connection with the
preliminaries of the convention and the
election of delegates were suggested and
discussed without action, further than to
come to a general understanding as to the
meaning of the convention rules regarding
them. It was the understanding that
delegates must be chosen in the same
manner as candidates for Congress ; also
that no restriction would be placed upon
districts as to the time when delegates
may be chosen between the date of
issuing the call and thirty days prior to
the meeting of the convention.
The question of increasing the represen
tation in the convention of the Territories
was presented in line with the action
which gave New Mexico and South Dakota
six delegates for the last convention. The
following resolution offered by Mr. Carey
of Wyoming was adopted as a substitute
for several suggestions:
Resolved, That in addition to the representa
tion now authorized by the niles of the Na
tional Convention for the Territories of Utah,
New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona the com
mittee advises each oi said Territories to elect
four delegates, and the admission of such addi
tional delegates to the convention is hereby
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster was invited, on
motion of General Olarkson, who spoke of
her as "the best Republican in the United
States," to address the committee. She
urged upon the members the necessity of
encouraging and extending among women
the work in behalf of Republican prin
ciples. As an evidence of its importance
she mentioned that had it not been for the
votes of the women in Colorado Wolcott
would not have been returned to his seat
in the Senate.
The only protection dooument circulated
under Congressional frank sine* the present
administration came into power, Mrs.
Foster said, was the report of the hearing
of sixteen working women which she had
brought to this city before the Senate
Committee on Finance. Woman suffrage,
she said, was a coming fact, and the Re
publicans would be wise if they made love
to them before their political affections
were engaged elsewhere.
George Crist, financial agent of the
National League of Republican Clubs, was
introduced to the committee. Authority
was given the league to collect funds for
the prosecution of its work between now
and the date of the assembling of the next
National Convention.
At a meeting of the executive committee
which followed the meeting of the
National Committee it was decided to as
sume the present indebtedness of the
National League of Clubs. At thi3 meet
ing of the executive committee, which in
cluded also the members added, the duty
of making all the arrangements for the
convention was devolved upon a sub-com
mittee, consisting of Manley of Maine,
chairman ; Hahn of Ohio, secretary ; Car
ter of Montana, Clarkson of lowa, Clay
ton of Arkansas, Kerens of Missouri and
Campbell of Illinois.
The committee then adjourned subject
to the call of the chairman.
Incorporated at Albany With One Hun
dred Million Dollars Capital.
ALBANY, jr. V.. Dec. 10.- The Pacific
Cable Company was incorporated this
afternoon, with a capital of $ 100.000,000, to
run its own or leased wires from New York
to California, thence under the Pacific
Ocean to Japan, touching Hawaii and
other islands on the way; thence to the
continent of Asia and islands adjacent
thereto, including the islands of Austral
asia. The directors are Edmund L. Bay
leas, H. L. Leroy, C. D. Wetmore, G. A.
Mills, Montclair. N. J.: J. M. Robertson
and W. H. T. Hughes of Now \ork, and
F. H. Allen, Pelham Manor.
The Campbell May Be Safe.
DULUTH, Min>\. Dec. 10.— There is still
a possibility that the tug Pearl B. Camp
bell, reported lost off Huron Island, may
be safe. This afternoon Captain B. B. In
man received a letter from Captain Rat
trav of the tug Castle. It shows that the
men on the Castle did not see the Camp
bell go down, but they think she must
have gone down because they had such a
hard time in saving themselves.
Governor of Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 10.— Colonel
W. D. Bradley, the first Republican elected
Governor of Kentucky, was inaueurated
with great ceremony at noon to-day.
Gorman Will Be a Candidate for Jie-
election to the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— The
attention of Senator Gorman was called to
a paragraph in a Baltimore paper to-day
which stated that he did not propose to be
a candidate for re-election to the United
States Senate.
"Is that so?" he said. "That is the first
I have heard of it."
"Then there is no truth in the state*
"No," said Gorman, "none in the world."
Army ttnd JS'avy Promotions,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— The
President to-day sent to the Senate the
names of Brigadier-General Wesley Mer
ritt to be maior-general: Colonel Zenas
Randall Bliss of the Twenty-fourth In
fantry, to be brigadier-general; Colonel
John J. Coppinger of the Twenty-third
Infantry, to be brigadier-general, and a
long list of army and navy promotions, etc.
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the tailor's price (not speaking of cheap,
: shoddy tailors). . . .
: $8 50 and up; first-class fabrics.
It doesn't pay ordinary stores to keep «
good assortment of special sizes. ;
Out-of-town special-size men: Catalogue
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: Forty per cent— that's about what you
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